Dustin Hoffman treated for cancer
LOS ANGELES, USA – Academy Award-winning actor Dustin Hoffman has undergone a successful treatment for cancer, his spokeswoman said Tuesday, August 6, without disclosing further details.
The cancer "was detected early and he has been surgically cured," spokeswoman Judy Gottlieb told "People" magazine.
"Dustin is feeling great and is in good health," she added, later confirming the information to AFP.
Hoffman, a two-time Oscar winner for his lead roles in "Kramer vs. Kramer" (1979) and "Rain Man" (1988), will continue with preventative measures to avoid a recurrence.
Gottlieb didn’t specify what type of cancer the 75-year-old actor had or which hospital he was treated in.
Hoffman made his directorial debut last year with the film "Quartet," a comedy about a group of retired musicians.
The distinguished actor has starred in dozens of movies, including "The Graduate," "Midnight Cowboy," "All the President's Men," and "Tootsie."
He is currently filming "Chef," directed by Jon Favreau, and co-starring Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson. – Rappler.com
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